Frankfurt Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany)

View of the Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten) in the sunshineThe city of Frankfurt experiences year round mild weather, with extremes being fairly uncommon and usually short-lived. Summers are typically hot and sunny, although this time of year can also be a little on the damp side, with slightly elevated levels of precipitation and humidity.

In general, the winter season in Frankfurt falls between the months of November and February, with January being the coldest month, when daytime temperatures stay just above freezing and often fall below -3°C / 27°F, when light snow is likely. Windy weather can also make the climate feel considerably colder on occasion, adding a definite chill factor to the air.

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

The continental climate in Frankfurt can become rather hot and humid during the summers, often rising above 25°C / 77°F on the sunniest of days or even topping 30°C / 86°F on occasion, hovering around 15°C / 59°F on some of the most balmy nights. During the warmest of evening, many restaurants and bars spill out onto the pavements, particularly during June, July and August, the peak season. When staying in Frankfurt in the summer period, pack mainly lightweight clothes, but also a waterproof coat or similar, in case you experience an unexpected soaking.

Although the summer season is without doubt the best time to visit the city, this can understandably be a busy time, with festivals and conferences resulting in fully booked hotels and crowded attractions. If you would like to visit Frankfurt outside of this period, and yet still crave a pleasant climate and plenty of sunshine, the springtime months of April and May, and the autumnal months of September and October, are your best bet, when temperatures stay between 13°C / 55°F and 20°C / 68°F, and precipitation levels are fairly low.

Frankfurt Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



1°C / 34°F
-3°C / 27°F


3°C / 37°F
-2°C / 28°F


8°C / 46°F
0°C / 32°F


13°C / 55°F
4°C / 39°F


19°C / 66°F
8°C / 46°F


22°C / 72°F
12°C / 54°F


23°C / 73°F
13°C / 55°F


23°C / 73°F
13°C / 55°F


19°C / 66°F
10°C / 50°F


13°C / 55°F
6°C / 43°F


7°C / 45°F
2°C / 36°F


3°C / 37°F
-2°C / 28°F